I absolutely love to garden and when the kids were little, I had fun encouraging them to get out in the garden and work along with me. Of course, it wasn’t easy to convince them to help me in the garden once they got older. If you can instill that love of gardening in them when they are little, you’ll have a much easier time than I did.
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Dig, Plant, Grow by Organic Gardening
Recent studies have have shown that gardening increases nutritional awareness and may even affect children’s vegetable consumption! Pretty neat, right? I would love an easy way to get the kids to eat more veggies. Did you know that kids today spend two hours less on sports and activities per week than they did 20 years ago? What if there was a way to get the kids outside more AND encourage them to eat healthier?
DIG, PLANT, GROW! is not only a fun educational tool, but a necessary one. It helps get children outside and allows them to see the fruits (literally!) of their labor. This is a great way to teach our kids lifelong valuable lessons and give them the skills to help ensure we will have a viable agricultural future.
DIG, PLANT, GROW! is a free guide that is packed with gardening hints and how-tos that make learning about everything—from seeds to soil, plants to flowers—easy and fun. It is written by NYC teachers Meredith Hill and Sarah Ohana with help from Ethne Clarke (Editor in Chief of Organic Gardening), the guide is available online in an easy-to use PDF format right here . It’s totally free!
What a great way to get the kids outside in the beautiful weather, get active and learn a new skill. If that make them more interested in eating their broccoli, that’s good too! Download your free copy today and let your friends know it’s available by retweeting:
— Ellen Christian (@ellenblogs) June 3, 2014